Magazine article Working Mother


Magazine article Working Mother


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Have a Ball!

Turn warm summer evenings into physical fun. Grab the kids along with a few beach balls and hit the backyard-no sand or shoreline required.

Challenge Race

When one person calls "Go," two others, with a beach ball each, compete in a series of challenges: Bump the beach ball up in the air five times like a volleyball, then foot-dribble it across the yard like a soccer ball, then toss the ball into a basket placed at the opposite end. The first one to complete all the challenges correctly goes again opposite the next player. Have the kids think up more activities to vary the game and add interest.

Hot Air Balloon

Two or more compete by each bumping their ball with hands, head and feet to keep it up and off the ground. The player to do this the longest wins. Too easy? Try more rounds with just hands, just head and so on. …

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